Sarnia Sting Assistant Coach Brent Sullivan has stepped down from his role with the Hockey Club to attend to personal family matters.
“Very sad and emotional decision to resign from my position with the Sting,” Sullivan said in a news release. “This decision was not taken lightly, but ultimately my wife and our family is my biggest priority.”
After serving as an assistant coach for the Kemptville 73’s, Pembroke Lumber Kings, Kanata Lasers and Surrey Eagles, Sullivan joined the University of Ottawa Men’s Hockey Program as an assistant coach in 2016.
During his tenure with the University of Ottawa, Sullivan spent two different stints as a coach of both the OHL U15 Program of Excellence and the Hockey Eastern Ontario U15 Program of Excellence in 2017 and 2019 respectfully.
He was also promoted to associate coach ahead of the 2019-20 season.
In 2021, Sullivan purchased the Carleton Place Canadians of the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) and served as the Hockey Club’s head coach and general manager.
Over his two seasons as head coach, the Canadians posted a record of 49-52-4-5.
“We understand this wasn’t easy and we wish him all the best,” said Sting general manager Dylan Seca. “A difficult decision, but the team and our organization are sending him our full support in all future endeavours.”